Hand-Felted Scarves by Pomegranate Moon
Composition: Wool & Silk Blend
About the Artist :
Inspired by the color and whimsy of the crafts in the Nepali marketplace when visiting Nepal, Ellen launched Pomegranate Moon in 2009 in hopes of bringing the same magic to the states. She collaborated with a group of felt artisans to explore new techniques, marrying our cultures into a line of products; they worked together at the felting tables; they studied Polly Sterling's Nuno felting techniques; they brainstormed different materials and fabrics and discovered a plethora of possibilities from recycled vintage sari scarves--but they still needed a name.
One night at dinner in a Nepali family's home Ellen was thinking about this new business. The kitchen window opened below Swayambhunath stupa. It was dusk, and the temple was glowing in a warm bath of color. Above it the moon hung full and orange as a pomegranate, and in Ellen's mind's eye it opened and strewed its seeds of plenty on the mountainside and the people below. It spoke to her heart saying there is enough: enough for her friend, enough for the women, enough for the factory, and enough for her. As a fair trade for-profit company she vowed to always be straightforward about her work and only to take my share. These are the values that built Pomegranate Moon, and they still hold to them to this day.